Houston Texans

Stadium: NRG Stadium | Coach: Bill O'Brien
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense17th135.1 (5th)209.5 (24th)
Defense16th105.1 (10th)243.1 (21st)
2015 Draft
116Kevin JohnsonCBWAKE
243Benardrick McKinneyILBMISSST
370Jaelen StrongWRARIZST
5175Keith MumpheryWRMICHST
6211Reshard CliettOLBSFLA
6216Christian CovingtonDTRICE
7235Kenny HilliardRBLSU


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Texans release veteran OT Tyson Clabo
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

The Texans announced on Thursday that they have released veteran offensive tackle Tyson Clabo

Clabo appeared in all 16 games for Houston a year ago but did not start any of them. This was a departure from what he was used to as a longtime starter in the NFL. 

Clabo entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent out of Wake Forest in 2004. After bouncing around with the Broncos, Giants and Chargers, Clabo latched on with the Falcons in 2005. In 2006, Clabo earned a starting role with Atlanta, the team he stayed with through the 2012 season. 

He ended up in Houston a year ago after starting 15 games for the Dolphins in 2013. 

In total, Clabo has started 116 of the 132 games he's appeared in throughout his career. 

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O'Brien pleased with Texans OLB Jadeveon Clowney rehab
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

Bill O'Brien has declared that ballyhooed Texans outside linebacker and 2014 top pick Jadeveon Clowney is rehabbing well from his December knee surgery, per the team website.

"I've been impressed with the way JD's been working," O'Brien said. "He's been out there. He's in early. He's rehabbing. But he's also been able to take part in some of the things that we do in the weight room. ... He's on the right track."'

Clowney suffered through an injury-plagued season, which also included a concussion and meniscus tear. His rookie season constituted just four games played.

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Texans QB Ryan Mallett: I'm ready to go
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com

Texans quarterback Ryan Mallett finally got his chance to start in the league last season. Unfortunately, his starting opportunity was cut short after three games when he tore a pectoral muscle. Mallet said on Monday he's finally back to healthy after rehabbing the injury, according to ESPN.com.

"I'm ready to go," Mallet replied. "I'm still getting better every day. I don't feel any restrictions. It's about me. It's about managing and being smart with my body. Just doing the right thing as we progress. I need to play in August, September, and those months. Not April right now, you know?"

Mallet is expected to split first team reps with newcomer Brian Hoyer in OTAs at quarterback.

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Texans' Brian Hoyer, Ryan Mallett to split reps at QB during OTAs
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com

Texans quarterbacks Brian Hoyer and Ryan Mallett are expected to split first-team reps under center during offseason team activities this summer, according to the team's website.

"It's not new -- for me, it's kind of just getting back on the bike," Hoyer said Monday. "You learn to ride a bike and whether you don't ride it for a year or two, you can pick it up pretty quickly. There's some adjustments, especially with (George) Godsey being the offensive coordinator. It's been a great three weeks so far of getting re-acclimated and learning the nuances that he's kind of put his own spin on."

Hoyer threw for 3,326 yards with 12 touchdowns and 13 interceptions in 2014 with the Browns.

"For me, I'm kind of re-acclimating myself, so we're all kind of learning together," Hoyer said. "We've put a lot of extra work in after our workouts, whether it's going in the film room and looking at formations or going over concepts. I think that's really helped me and it's helped those guys, too. Especially in this offense, you're asked to do so much, so if you can do without thinking, it speeds up the process that much more."

Mallett threw for 400 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions in three games for Houston before suffering a season-ending pectoral injury.

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Texans release safety D.J. Swearinger
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com

The Texans have reportedly cut ties with safety D.J. Swearinger after an odd exchange on Monday, according to the Houston Chronicle. The team later confirmed the report.

Swearinger took to Instagram on Monday after he apparently received the news of his termination, saying "It's time for a new chapter and the defining moment of my career."

Texans coach Bill O'Brien originally disputed the report. Swearinger totaled 74 tackles with two interceptions in 16 games in 2014.

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